The total investment pledged through buying shares and lending to B4RN is now in the region of £230,000. We still do not know whether this will be enough. The next step in the project is to visit investors to deliver application forms for buying shares and to give information about how to lend. If you said that you are willing to invest, someone from the B4SW steering committee will contact you shortly (if they have not already done so) to arrange an appointment. The visit will probably last no more than 15 minutes during which the visitor will help to guide you through the application form and will answer any questions that might arise. It must be noted, however, that members of B4SW are not allowed to give financial advice under the strict laws covering this area and we have to ask investors to confirm that no advice has been given.
We are waiting for the first draft route of the network to be sent to us by B4RN. Following its receipt we will talk to landowners about whether they are happy to grant wayleaves and to seek their advice on the exact route.